Title: Whitlock, George H.

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 102.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturecomplicated by erysipelasmusket ball tore scalp in temporal region, denuded skullouter table indented but not fracturederysipelas of scalp, terminated fatally

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6363

TEI/XML: med.d1e6363.xml

WHITLOCK, GEORGE H., Private, Co. G, 109th Illinois Volunteers, aged 37 years, was wounded before Petersburg, July 30th, 1864, by a musket ball, which tore up the scalp in the temporal region, and denuding the skull. First treated at the field hospital of 3d division of the Ninth Corps, he was transferred, on August 2d, to the Mount Pleasant Hospital at Washington. The register of this hospital states that the outer table was indented but not fractured. Erysipelas of the scalp set in, and the case terminated fatally on December 1st, 1864.